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2014 Silver Strand Half Marathon Training Update (Week 10 of 11)

My left knee (MCL) is improving but begins to hurt about 30 to 45 minutes into a run.  This was better than the last two weeks, when the pain started about 15 to 20 minutes into a run.  I switched … Continue reading

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2014 Silver Strand Half Marathon Training Update (Week 9 of 11)

I tried running again today, but the MCL in my left knee began hurting 3 miles into the run and I decided to stop.  I thought with a week of rest, it would get better, but I still seem to … Continue reading

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2014 Silver Strand Half Marathon Training Update (Weeks 4 through 8 of 11)

It’s been five weeks since I last posted. The reason is due to being very busy at work during the end of September, followed by a two week vacation to Japan. As a result, my training has suffered and I’m … Continue reading

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2014 Silver Strand Half Marathon Training Update (Week 3 of 11)

Not a great week of training. Been extremely busy and stressed at work, which seems to bleed into every other facet of my overall well being. I notice when I’m stressed, my motivation and focus to train hard is not … Continue reading

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2014 Silver Strand Half Marathon Training Update (Week 2 of 11)

Solid week of training.  Completed all my planned runs for a total of 28 miles, although the my pace and splits have been relatively slow.  I think this is primarily due to taking some time off from running a while … Continue reading

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2014 Silver Strand Half Marathon Training Update (Week 1 of 11)

I started running again this week after taking a full two weeks off. The first couple runs earlier in the week felt a little off, but I felt great during this morning’s longer run. Taking the time off from running … Continue reading

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2014 Mountains to Beach Marathon Training Update (Week 4 of 16)

Had another decent week of training. Next Sunday I’ll be running a half marathon, so it will be a good checkpoint to see where I am fitness-wise.  It was a pretty uneventful week, but still feeling strong overall. Report Card … Continue reading

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2014 Mountains to Beach Marathon Training Update (Week 3 of 16)

Week 3 was another solid week of training.  I’m feeling good and believe I’m making progress.  I just hope I don’t peak too early, that has been a problem with my past training cycles.  However, I’m keeping the mileage relatively … Continue reading

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2014 Mountains to Beach Marathon Training Update (Week 2 of 16)

Solid, but uneventful, second week of training.  Unlike most of the country, the weather in San Diego has been perfect for running.  This is great for consistency and being able to build upon the prior weeks of training.  I’m starting … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Race Before Us – A Journey of Running and Faith

I received an advance copy of this book a few months ago and found it incredibly similar to my journey as a Christian over the past few years.  It combines both my interest in Christian doctrine and love of running.  The … Continue reading

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